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A Striking Animated Short Made With Nothing but Sticky Notes

You don't need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in abundance. Read More >>

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A Charming Adventure Around the World Animated With Office Supplies

A girl named Elastika lives in a world made of pins and elastic bands, but her escapades are a far cry from office-cubicle drudgery. Guillaume Blanchet takes her—and us—around the world in screeching cars, sinking ships, and even rockets. Can you catch all the famous sights that pop up? Read More >>

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A Collection Of Nine Flipbooks Celebrating Disney's Greatest Animators

Before Walt Disney came along, animation was seen as just for kids. But through the release of a series of now-iconic animated films, he was able to turn 'cartoons' into a serious art form, paving the way for blockbusters like The Lion King and Frozen. However, he couldn't have done it without the help of nine well-known animators that are now further immortalised in this wonderful box set. Read More >>

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How Moto Tech and Pixar Brains Turn Phones Into Storytime

If you own a Moto X, chances are last autumn you noticed a small, red hat appear in your notification tray. You either assumed your phone had been hacked and set it on fire, or you boldly clicked the mysterious chapeau and were whisked off to a 3D world that was like being inside a Pixar movie. Read More >>

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Bad CG Recreations of Pop Culture are Horribly Awesome

Jurassic Park blew my mind when I saw it at the cinema almost 20 years ago, but special effects have come a long way since then. It takes a lot to wow a modern audience. We're jaded. We've seen it all: until now. Read More >>

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Watch This Vinyl Record Play Music and a Full Colour Animation

Man, there is something inexplicably magical about moving images. GIFs are currently living large as the forever-looping medium of choice, but the ol' timey zoetrope is having a bit of a renaissance. Read More >>

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The Subtle Art of Time and Space in Animation

Norman McLaren, a pioneer of 20th century animation, once said that "what happens between each frame is more important than what exists on each frame." But what the hell did he mean? Read More >>

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From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes, adorable robots, or talking bugs. Read More >>

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This Pottery Zoetrope Is Simply Mesmerising

Pottery can be described in many ways, but, unless Demi and Patrick are getting sexy at the wheel, mesmerising is probably not one of them. That is, until you see this perfect little clip commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which shows a lump of clay transform into an earthenware zoetrope. Read More >>

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This Animation Makes Stephen Hawking's Ideas Easy to Understand

Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist. Cosmologist. Smart guy. Beyond genius, actually. Hell, very probably the best brain that us humans have right now. But so much of his intelligence is hard to grasp for less wrinkled brains like us. Read More >>

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Watch a Girl Age Into an Old Woman in This Stunning Time Lapse

Aging is a fierce b-word that deepens the lines on your face, sags the skin on your body and grays the hair on your head. All in the name of accruing wisdom! The thing with aging though is that it literally takes years to see its effect. Well, this incredible time lapse fast forwards the process and shows what a girl would look like as an old woman. Read More >>

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This Amazing Video Made With Long-Exposure Photos Is Like a Hazy Dream

Does this video remind you of being drunk, dizzy, or in some woozy dream-state? Whatever feeling it conjures, you've definitely never seen animated photos like this before. Read More >>

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What Exactly Is Deja Vu?

Wrinkle your brain a little bit as it tries to wrap itself around what Deja Vu actually is. This TED Education animation by Michael Molina and animated by Josh Harris tries to explain the phenomenon of deja vu. Read More >>

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Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation

Now this is fun. Kurzgesagt made a fantastic animation video detailing our solar system. Perfect for anyone who's space curious (and that should be everyone), perfect to sit down and show your kids, perfect to learn everything about astronomy that you have probably forgotten by now. It's like taking a trip through a beautiful minimalist solar system to understand the universe around us. [Kurzgesagt] Read More >>

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The Best Effects Shots Ever as Chosen By Hollywood's Top FX Wizards

All right everyone, time to put on your debating/outrage hats. Empire magazine reached out to some of the top vfx artists around the world and had them choose—and justify—what they believe to be the top visual effects shots of all time. Read More >>

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